Check out this video of this young man as he describes his experience of getting tested for HIV and his early symptoms of HIV. If you want to find out more info about the symptoms of HIV, visit our HIV symptoms page. If you want to find out the symptoms of other types of STDs please visit our STD symptoms page.
STDs are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual activity. That means vaginal, anal or oral sex, or even just skin-to-skin contact. Having sex without condoms, having many partners or having sex with someone who’s had many partners increases your chance of catching a STD. STD symptoms may include pain in the genital area during urination or sex; discharge from the penis or vagina; scabs or blisters around the genitals; rash, which sometimes appears on the palms and soles; flu-like symptoms; and/or joint pain. But some STDs have no symptoms, and you could infect others without ever knowing you have a STD.
Some STDs, like chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhea, are bacterial infections. These STDs are treatable and curable. Other STDs, like herpes, HPV, HIV and Hepatitis B are viral infections. These can’t be cured, but they can be managed. Learning to recognize STD symptoms, undergoing regular STD testing and seeking treatment can help you manage a STD and get on with your life.
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He Gave Me An STD
Here is a young man that tells it like it is and describes how he got an STD from having unprotected sex with another man that he met via a chat room. He explains the process of how he became infected, what some of the symptoms of the STD were, going to the doctor and exactly how they test for STDs. His message is to wrap it up because you can't tell just by looking at someone if they have an STD. He said he was very lucky because he contacted a curable STD and not an incurable STD like HIV. His message is clear...talk to your sex partners, get tested for STDs and always use a condom! Watch the video blog below!
Healthy Living Information
Here are some pictures of handouts explaining some important information about being healthy in your every day life. They talk about protecting yourself and staying healthy using just a little bit of humor. To see all the pictures visit our facebook page.